The Wyoming Highway Patrol has announced Interstate 25 is closed due to a an oil tanker crash near Wheatland. Troopers estimate approximately 200 barrels of crude oil and cargo have spilled on the highway because the tanker was breached during the crash. Northbound traffic is being diverted onto WYO 320 at Wheatland and Southbound traffic will be diverted at the US 26 Junction. Motorists on that route can expect delays due to the re-routing of traffic, as the closure is expected to last several more hours.
No injuries were reported in the crash, which occurred at approximately 3 a.m, 2 miles north of Wheatland. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The tractor trailer combination is owned by Basin Western Incorporated out of Roosevelt, Utah